After being silent while the world reports on her bad news, R&B singer Lauryn Hill address her issues on her Tumblr account.
“I’ve remained silent, after an extensive healing process,” Lauryn writes. “This has been a 10+ year battle, for a long time played out behind closed doors, but now in front of the public eye. This is an old conflict between art and commerce…free minds, and minds that are perhaps overly tethered to structure.”
She also talks about her new music contract, and what she hopes comes of it. Lauryn goes back to court on May 6 for sentencing. She plead guilty for tax evasion last year.
“I have recently entered into an agreement with Sony Worldwide Entertainment, to launch a new label, on which my new music will be released,” Lauryn writes. “It took years for me to get out of the ‘parasitic’ dynamic of my youth, and into a deal that better reflects my true contribution as an artist, and (purportedly) gives me the control necessary to create a paradigm suitable for my needs.”